The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 7, 1943 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, June 7, 1943
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BLYTHEVILLE ARMY AIR CORPS NEWS VOLUME 1—NO. 252. BI.YTHKVIU.K, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, JUNK 7, 1!M!J SUIiSCHIITION RATES~ON REQUEST: THE BLVTHEVniiK ARMY AIR CORPS NEWS Published dally except Sundays In the Interest of the personnel ol the Army Air Force* Advanced Two Engine flylni •'• School of Blythevllle, by tht Blythevllle Courier Newt. It ' • contains the nem ot Uw Air Base. Moves Into [ts New Quarters in Main Street Tlic USO has moved to new quartern on Mitin Slrcct, vitli ;i big neon sign at the door, nnd 'everything for I lie soldier's leisure hours from a snack bar to a (,'iinic room. Dedication ceremonies and formal open house program vith tho public invited, will be held next Sunday afternoon, nil. meanwhile tho USO isnl missing a day of service lo :hc service men by moving from the old qiwrlers. Sunday afternoon hospitality lour, with homemade cake and pie, vent on as usual, in the pleasing urroundings of. Ihc social room, vllh everybody enjoying the sweets the new and comfortable sur- mdings. The weekly bridge games will kc place as usual tomorrow.night, d on Wednesday the hostesses 11 meet for conference with - G. Danfelson, USO director, and .ss Gciicvicvc Wlialcn, director, of omen's activities.. Girls .Service orps members will meet for. a nferencc on Thursday. More Dances Scheduled Dances hereafter will be held •ice a week, on Wednesday and 'idny nights, Mr. Danielson nn- ounccd, since tlic new dance floor fords limited space with room or a' .smaller number of dancers rrangements arc being made for 1C Blythcvillc girls to come as ance partners on Friday nights id the' girls of South Mississipp Comity and Missouri towns or Wednesday nights. Last Friday , niglit's dance wa: iclct as usual at the City Hall, al lough most, of the furniture am quipmcnt already had been movci Ihc new building. It was at ended by 125 GI and 00 girls mong the chaperoncs were Mrs limn Gris'com of Steclc, and Mrs larry Miller, Jr., of Osceola. Mrs riciWhitlcy presided at the tele •horie, and Miss Patty June Davi made change for the coke dispcns cr. Mrs. J. A. Leech, Mrs. Cor nelius Modingcr and Miss Emi Dale Gray checked in the girls. Irs. V. O. Miller and Mrs. William Morgan took care of the wardrobe. Club Women Serve An abundance of good things to at from the kitchens of members of the Home Demonstration Clubs of Skidway and Box Elder made (he Sunday afternoon hospitality imir a big success. Twenty-two women of Skidway brought chicken sandwiches, five cakes and 18 lies, and 19 members from Box Eller brought chicken sandwiches, five cakes and six pies. The two clubs were . represented as follows: Skidway: Mrs. George Farley, Mrs. Alonzo Flecman, Mrs. Andrew Hicks, Mrs. Allen Holt,' Mrs: Jim Houston, Mrs. Clco Howel], Mrs. Eddie Lloyd, Mrs. Bert Dates, Mrs. J. W. Osborne, Mrs. Lillian Os- aornc, Mrs. Parker Osborne, Mrs. toward Perkins, Mrs.' Mamie Pcr- tins, Mrs. Dcwey Rice, Mrs. Ned ilice, Mrs. Jack Bobbins/ Mrs. J.'C. 3tcele, Mrs.. Leonard : Stecn, Mrs. "Jichard Swafford, Mrs'. E. P. Swirik, Mrs. John Wilkcrson, Mrs. R. B. Williams. Box Elder: Mrs. William Craf- fnn, Miss Izora Davis, Mrs. Bud Hanners, Mrs. Clyade Hicks, Mrs. Homer Hicks,' Mrs. 'Bill Hill, Mrs Herman Hill, Mrs. Melva Maglon, Mrs. Albert Marshcll, Mrs. Clyde Mcdcalf, Mrs. Waller Miller, Mrs. Vernon Moore, Mrs. Cletus Ncal, Mrs. Tom" "Ncal, Mrs. Willis Phll- onrs,- Mrs. L. D. Redmond, Mrs. Muriel Slalcy, Mrs. Markns Wil- kcrson, Mrs. John Wilkes. Officers' Club Will Be Opened The Officers' Club will he open d formally tomorrow night .Al ifficci'E will be present, by officla officers' call. Suuncr will be scrv ed at 0:30 o'clock, followed by : insincss meeting mid an cvenin. of entertainment. Col. Kurt M. Lntulon, command ing fflccr, will adress the off! cers, dls-.-ussiiifj affairs of tlic I'os [t is the first officers' cnll since U look command on Feb. 2. Th meeting will be conducted by U executive officer, Maj. Harry R. Me Guire, president of the officer Mess. The mess hall and clubroom wi be closed for the evening to wo men and other guests. Officers wl' arc on duly which prevents tliei from reporting for supper at 0:1 will dine between 5 and G:30 o'cloc The new club room adjoins tl mess hall and is connected wit it. Tlic room has been complete equipped .with lounge furnitur writing desks, floor lamps,- rug game facilities and bar. The port extending along" the'tr6nt>exposu has wicker furniture. DENTED lythevillc Entry In Fliers League Now lias Two Wins To Credit Wllh the lilylhevlllc Army Air ield baseball learn In Ihe whining unm—both .for league games and on-lcague compclilloii — pracllce .today for the third league line-to be played Thursday wllh ic Maiden, Mo., field team at the osl here. ' The locals defeated the Tucker inn field's learn. 9-2, at the post eslerday afternoon In a league It aflcr having demonstrated their owcr to 1000 other soldier (mis In game here Saturday 'afternoon 'ilh the Fourth Ferry Command f Memphis which bowed to the ome service men, 3-2, In a non- eague game. The Tuckeniian victory gave the Blytheville team a record of two vlns and no defeats because the oncsboro (cam forfeited a game 1st week. Pfc. Bill Varneck, soullipaw, was :ic winning pitcher against Hamil- on. -v Siilmday's game was more cxclt- HB despite not being a league ighl. Tlic Icflliandcd pilclicr from the Formal Parade Ceremony Set For Open Post Day Thursday Tluivsilny will be Open 1'osl nl the lilylheville Army Air Kiehl, to oll'idully siKimlixu tlio iimiivcwu'y of Ilia nc- liviilion of tliu station, and so thai the people of Mississippi County iiiul oilier nciKliboriuj; lesions nm visit Hie inililiiry foiiiiiiiinily llml. bus spruiiB into full growth during the: In.s'i Iwulvc-nioiUh. Visitors will liavc 0|)|iorliinlly to *-. sec the Air Muse In uctiml opem- lion, since the aviation cadets will continue us usual to take oil and hind ul the flying field, and tho genci'iil schedule of training operations and everyday dulte.s will be carried on without change. Col. Kurt M. Lnndon, commund- olllcrr. will review his troops, with members of his .stall, in a ornml paiudc ceremony lit reti'ciit, it 5 o'clock, with the music of the !51sl Army Air 1'oriT.s Uniul, ami the bund will give a concert dur- g (lie afternoon. Muss drills and nthlelte furma- llons will be in progress throughout the nftcrnooit on Hit physical training fields, enlisted men mid cartels going llu-ougli calisthenics, games and drills, and al 'i o'clock a soflball game will be pliiyccl between Negro soldiers of Ihc :i09th Aviation Squadron and the !M5lh Qmirtermiister Platoon. The dully life of the soldier will be shown, visitors belni; admitted lo Ihe big Consolidated Mess Mails n which 1,000 men can be fed at Louisville Team of Ilie American 10110 tlmc ' ltle 1>ost Thcnlcr, iho ve hits Assocliillon bcfol-e Uncle Sum needed him, Pfc. Mclvin Parnell, held he visitor.s to six hits and struck out. 12 men. The Blythevllle team got, fivi off Tomes, Memphis pTlchcr. An interesting feature was Pnr- nell's successful pitching against two former major leaguers of tlic Ferry Command, Hugh Corbln and '"Mac" McElroy,. who-were allowed only one lilt eacii out of four times at bat, Members of 704th Set Roses, Shrubs Flowers nnd shrubs have been pliuited in the 70-ith squadron area as part, of a scheme to enhance the bcquty of the organizations' grounds. Fifty roscl«ishcs, three larye evergreens, and 10 small evergreen shrubs have been transplanted and arc already beginning to grow. The flowers and shrubs were planted in their spare time by Sergt. Joseph T. Olivary and Corp. Carl M. •IVcissmitcUcr, aviation me- clianie.s, who liked to potter around In their yards In civilian life. 'ost Chapel, mid other buildings In each squadron the public wll >e admitted lo the dayroom, where .he soldiers gather in spure Hint for rccrealion, lending and leltei writing. Orderly rooms and owns also will be open. To avoid ' congestion a one-wn> trallic pattern will be established with Ihe Southwest Cinle Us tin (.•nlrnncc, and Ihe West Gate 11 the exit. Military Police of tin Guard Squadron will guide train and give information. Parking facilities will be available for automobiles, and visitors who come by bus will be permitted lo alighl at convenient places in Order to view more closely the sights which they see Ihrongh ,thc bus windows in passing. Military exigencies require that certain areas be closed to visitors )iredoi- Has Studied Under Sonic Of Nation's Best Bandmasters &, Members Donate $40 In Monill To Army 1'lmer- gcncy Relief Fund Soldiers o{ lliu 701st Stimuli-oil contributed MO to Iho Army Kmcr- liency llelli-f fund Ihls" immlli, more per cuiiUii Hum any oilier outfit of (lie DlylhovlUe Army Ah' Field. • Conli Ibm ions ilils month by I lie men of tho Field totaled $:i:i5,fil, It was rcpoi'lcd by l.lcill. lluuh W. Eldrltlgo, Army I'lmergeiicy Itellel offlcei'. The fund Is maintained by voluntary unitrlutlllons and Is used to help men of llu; fieivlce In lime of need and emei'ueiH'y. Ttie ;i2Uth tj(|uii(lron conliitiut. cd the liiriii'.il amount ol any null, and almost as much per eiuilla as Warrant Officer llcrnardl M. ||, 0 men , )( ,i u , i^, Tlu . (| . ,.„„. Knsrhd, director of Iho 3!ilsl Irlbullon w:is $53.19,'Hip Crulul l)o- :iaiid and successor to Llent. Hugh (achinenl Hdilcd $111.117. '1'he aoili adrldge as commanding officer ot Tralnlnu Gump coiililbulcd $35,111, thai ori-unl'/nllon ,hns sludlcu under nml tlie 70:ird «i|iindron $:i-I.IIO. music mn.stns. Hy coincidence, jnove men of the Wlille a student at tho University 7l)lsl have received br-neflls fron of Illinois, he was a pupil of nr. Ilie Fund (lion (he members ol iui> A. A. Ifimllug, dean of American other ornantaulou of lhu Field, (his bniidnmslers and president of the circumstance perhaps resuUlng h American liandmasters' Association. ,a butter nmlerslandliK; uf Hie vidiiL He was also a pupil of Mark Hens- of the service and thus resulting ley. a nationally known authority ou iiiarclilng bands, now band oi-1 fleer ill tlic Army Air Field at Fort Worth, Tex. Mr. iCiuseliL'l laler attended the Army School of. Music at Washlng- lon. IX O. Wldle there ho studied under Cnpl. Thouuis Dnre.y, director of Ihc U. S. Army Hand nt Washington. Mr. Knschcl rcpoi'lcd for duty as dinctor of the band here Nov 15. In civilian life he wns an Instrumental anisic teacher in the high school nt licnton Ilurbor, Mich. Uniforms Bought For Softball Team The Amazon river is 3-100 miles long and is 150 miles wide at Its mouth. Fourteen red and white uniforms lave been bought for members of -he 704th softball team, First Sergt. Ntcodemus said today. The new Athletic suits consist of a red jersey vith white sleeves, while crew neck, with His name of the squadron ,n white lettering across the chest, red pants with a three-quarter inch white stripe down Ihc seams; and a red cap with "701th" printed on it in white. letters. The purchase was made, according ' to Nicodemus, because ol the interest shown in this sport by members of the organization. and the dally rule prevail that no one but military personnel on duly can go lo the flying line and to certain oilier restricted ureas. Link Trainer buildings will be open, however, and the visitors will: be given every 'opportunity to see the entire Field in operation Some aircraft cannon shells arc timed to explode after traveling a certain distance even though they have struck nothing. Community Service Corps To Meet Tomorrow Night Community Service Corps Girls will, mccl at 8 o'clock tomorrow nielli at the new USO Center for a Girls' Training Institute. Mrs. J. A. Leech, chairman, will preside. Senior hoslcsses will meet al 3 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, with Mrs. Jack llorner, chairman. Ulytliclllu members of the Girls Community Serlcc Corps will lie dance partners for Frldiiy night's ddhce, which will be formal, with music by tlic band, it will be tho first dance In the new hemlciuar- lerj;. Clirls of South Mississippi County and Missouri communities will be the hostesses for the dance next week Wednesday, Just Received! New Shipment Ot Officers' n n more generous response. Asxistauce Free To Soldiers A soldli'i- should have nothing o worry about which would lake- ils mind off the Important busl- less of being a goud soldier and slicking to the Job of winning tlui vnr, Free legul usslslunite Is |ii'tivl(lcd )}' Ilie Army, therefore, and during tho last niDiilh :ii! soldiers have ::on;;ullcd l.lcul Hurry Miirgolls, k'Kul usslslance ofllcci at Ihe Air liase, on problems which Involve nailers'uf law. What kind of troubles? Mostly wife troubles. If a soldier becomes Involved In a luwsull It need eosL him nutlilni; for counsel fees, since n capable civilian atUlovncy would be provided through an agreemeiil reiieh r cd between Hie Slulu liar Asso- cialion and Ihe Army. The soldier would have (o pay court costs only. Canada produces IHI per cent «t Ihe world's .supply. of usbesLos. What do you want lo know? In this column a vetinm of years ot experience In nil Ihe noncommissioned olllcer grades iinswei's questions on Army customs, pnictlci', tradition mid !'ci;ulallons, Comment and questions are Invited. Address communications to Ilie 1'ubllc lie- liitlons Officer, Army Air Field, lllytlicvllle, Ark. Bend In your questions. t + • Hy I'KTKIt J. WAUAKSA \Vurrnnl Oft'Irer J(! NMII Unlisted nun are nol nnthoitoi lo wear Ihe "low qniiiler" shoes 01 cnllrin khaki service cup. U>w quarter shoes are Issued only to tlscc llospllul mills, personnel on duly wllh Army war colleges, nnd .sonnel on duty wllh tho United Slnles Military Academy. The colton service cup and the woolen xeuvlco. cn)> urn nol nr- v tides of Issue- In Iho Southeast' Triilnlnit Center,! HI Hi consequently! their wear Is nol| milliovlKctl. Kemoviil of Ihel Krommct (wire or| oilier slllfener for support o[| cap) changes the appearance of lhu Mr. WurakHu cap so llml II Is not as Issued, so llml troops that arc Issued service aps arc hoi milhui'lucd lo wear 11 vllh the gromiuct 'removed. Officers of the Avmy Air Forces iy wear the. service cap with the trommel removed, by spcclnl ali- liorlty given In Army AeKiilallons, Vlille Ilie I'cgnlalloii.s offer no cx- >laiiallon, It l.s coimnonly known 'lull Hits permission is jji-anlcd be- :nuse It would be. awkward lo wear •ni'phnno.H over a service cap wllh lie grommet. All Of Bandsmen Invest In Bonds Every member of the 351st Army Air Forces-Band buys. War Bonds. Each soldier has signed up for a reservation 'that averages over $7 per month. All but one member of the organization also has-a Nalional Life Insurance policy The,men lake an average policy ol SGOOO per individual. Program Scheduled A new Army radio program entitled "Enough — and on Time," produced jointly by Ihc Technical Information Division, Army Service p'orces, and the Radio Branch, War Department Bureau of Public Ihc year 1933 set a record as Relations, will be presented over the worst hurricane year in his- the Bhie Network every Saturday evening from 8 to 8:30'o'clock. FUNNY BUSINESS Summer Uniforms . . . Cool Tropic;)Is, llvaulifully Tailwi'il... And i\l;i(lc To Sell Tor $25 ;"lt's t|if work of.a'new taxidermist member of the cainou- flag« corps!" COOL SUMME.U WEAR Kliaki Summer Shirts,,. Iropical Tiousrvs Siittiincr G:irrisun Caps. Summer Tics I,islc Hose 33 Hi 03"i WJicn llio rtnintcr oC the Khnn \K bnikun nml worn, litxvn us rrt[air kl anil 11 uL In n now Jjccl lining. A neat, sinnrt n[i|io:\rlni; to mill is an- ,' H:ftLT€RS QUHLlfY SHOe SHOP IZI'-W. M»lN ST. Aerial Photographer 'Now In Final Phase of Training As Warbird Avlullon Cadet Allen T. Tllus was a pilot before Ihls country was 1 ' allucked at Pearl Harbor bill now he's learning to fly a plane for a different purpose. At one time he owned and on- eraled an aerial photographic company nml did the piloting for (hat company. Today he Is learning to do some piloting for uncle Sum, Cadet Titus is sill! Interested In aeroniiutlciil charting and In acrl- al photography, but ho's setting his own - Inlci'csl.s aside because there's a war to be won and he wants to do his shiira to help win II. So he enlisted as an aviation cadet and Is now going through the final phase of (raining, learning to fly twin-engine type alr- ciafl at the ISlylhevllle Army Air I'k'UI. In less than Iwo monllis lie will be an Army '.pilot wllh n commission In Hie Air Forces and ready (or further training which wilt eventually make him ready lo drop' bombs over enemy lerrltoiy. , , Cadet Tilus lived In Mllfonl, Pa., before entering the service. Ho graduated from SI. Ann's Academy, New York, and attended Manhattan College. NO ASPIRIN FASTER (linn goiitiiae. pure-SI. Joseph Aspirin'. YorUl'n largest Roller at lOt. None snfcr, surer. Demand St. Joseph Aspirin. 24-HOUR SERVICE Expert Repair Work on General Motors Cars. LANGSTON-WROTEN COMPANY H'dwv A WalnBt rb. 55S SMALL LOANS Om AnTtUnc •< Vdw. Ea»t Main Lou Co. IN E. 1UU _ Fh«M MM The Modern Ice Box COOLEKATOK For Keuniimy and Service. Tom Little Hwde. Co. Phone 111 WK I'll.I, AM. DOCTOKS' PRESCRIPTIONS AND SAVE VOU MONKV STEWART'S Drug Stor e Main \ Lake • Plume ','.K : >. Mowers for F^vcry Occa- Hlou . .. 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